Fundraising and Self Care

Fundraising & Self Care — what a deal!!
Tony and Leeco Nguyen, members of FUMCCV, have offered us a great opportunity.  They own ProfessioNAIL, located at 1351 Medical Center Dr # C, Chula Vista, CA 91911 and have given us 100 gift certificates to sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the church to support Summer Camp Scholarships.  Each certificate is valued at $20 and good for a pedicure, or you can pay an additional fee at the store for services that cost more than $20.  You can purchase the $20 gift certificates in the church office during the week or on the quad Sunday morning.  These make great gifts for Easter, great gifts for self care and you are literally assuring that more kids get the life changing experience of Summer Camp.  Certificates will be for sale through the month of March. Contact the church office for more information.

Lent Prayer Calendar

Although this Prayer calendar is intended for use throughout the months of March and April, a large portion of that time is during Lent or the period leading up to Jesus’ Passion, trial, crucifixion/death, up to Easter Sunday when we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection.

Lent 2020 runs from Ash Wednesday, February 26 to Easter Saturday, April 11.

This Prayer Calendar runs from March 1, 2020 through April 30, but our theme is a Lenten one, as we examine why Jesus came to be among us, and what was the purpose of His death and resurrection.

There are Sunday and weekly Bible readings, and 6 activities per week of March and April. Read the Bible reading each day of the week, and pray about how you can be a witness of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection to others.

How to use this Prayer Guide

Read the Bible reading each day of the week and pray about how you can be a witness of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection to others.

The activities are guidelines and can be substituted or adapted, and done in any order during the week in the spirit of loving each other, our neighbor, and the stewardship of God’s earth.
Click the link below to download a PDF of the Calendar!

March Pathway

Click the link below to download this month’s newsletter!

Math Tutorials

One of our church members, Diane Hirakawa, will be hosting free math tutorials for the next four Sundays. These overviews are specifically designed for parents of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students, though students are also welcome. 
Dates: February 23, March 1, March 8, and March 15
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Place: Discovery Center, FUMCCV
For questions or more information, please contact Diane Hirakawa at or 619-206-8837.

Crossing Band Inquiry

Are you interested in joining the 11:00am worship team?
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    Instrument (select all that apply)*
    DrumsBassKeyboardAcoustic GuitarElectric GuitarOther

    Can you read lyric sheets & chord charts?
    Which service do you regularly attend?


    Ash Wednesday – February 26

    Each year the Season of lent begins with Ash Wednesday.  It is a time of repentance, recognizing our mortality and aligning ourselves with God for the Lenten journey ahead. We call it Ash Wednesday because the Christian tradition is to mark our foreheads with ashes of repentance. This year there will be three opportunities for you to receive the imposition of ashes.
    Ash Wednesday, Wednesday February 26th. Guided Prayer Times: 7am-7:30pm, 12pm-12:30pm. Chapel. Ash Wednesday Service, 7:15pm-8:00pm. Sanctuary.
    Guided Prayer Times
    7:00 AM – 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
    These are a guided time of prayer, not a service. When you enter you will pick up a prayer guide, take as much time as you like, and then step forward for the imposition of ashes. You might stay five minutes or 30 minutes. 
    Ash Wednesday Service
    7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
    This is a 45 minute service including music, scripture, a homily, and concluding with the imposition of ashes. It is a beautiful, quiet, somber service and the perfect way to begin your Lenten journey. 

    GriefShare at St. Paul’s UMC

    Throughout life we will all experience grief. One of the greatest myths about grief is that “time will heal.” This is not true, as uncared for and unresolved grief will only fester over time. It is important to care for our grief, working through the stages. Only then will we emerge from the other side as healthy people. A quick synopsis of the stages of grief looks like this:

                Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”
                Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
                Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will ____.”
                Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”
                Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what happened.”

    Do you see yourself in any of these statements? Have you experienced a significant loss recently? Maybe it is time to pay some attention to your grief.  

    Beginning March 2, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado will provide Griefshare from 6:30-8:30pm on Monday evenings in Room 201. This 13-week small group experience is designed to help you through your grief and give you some coping tools for future grief. 

    Registration: $20 (includes workbook); scholarships available.

    Register for GriefShare at:                  

    In addition, we are looking for 2-3 individuals or couples who would be interested in serving on the GriefShare Support Team. 

    For further information, contact Melinda Stenberg at or (619)318-8175.

    St. Paul’s UMC
    700 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

    Valentine’s for San Ysidro Students

    This Sunday, February 9th, we invite the congregation to write a “Love Note” in service for a housing insecure student in the San Ysidro School District. The Missions Team will be delivering the “Love Notes” and Subway meal cards to the District Office on Monday just in time for Valentine’s Day. A few encouraging words can warm a heart!

    February Prayer Calendar

    Gifts and Talents Survey

      In our vast and complex world it is easy to lose sight of one's place, contribution, and impact. One pebble thrown into a vast lake can create ripples all the way to the edge and increase the water level. By the grace of God we will be formed as disciples and leaders, one pebble at a time.

      Together, we will transform lives -- as many as we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, in all the times we can, and as long as we can. We will be the pebbles that God sends forth creating the ripple effect of God's transforming love in us and through us.

      How do you fit into the vision?

      Check off any ministry areas about which you feel passionate.

      Once we receive this form back from you, the leaders of the various ministries will contact you and share more about their ministry. You will then have a chance to officially commit to being a part of this ministry.

      Participate in the email prayer chainParticipate in a weekly prayer groupLead Congregational Prayers in Sunday morning worship sericesJoin the Prayer Ministry Team for planning and hosting prayer activities for the congregation

      Join a LIFE GroupLead a LIFE GroupBe trained/assigned as a Stephen Minister providing 1 on 1 spiritual care for a congregation memberMake phone calls to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesSend cards to church families experiencing difficult circumstancesServe once a month as a hospitality host before and after worship services on Sunday morningJoin the Hospitality Ministry Team planning for Sunday morning hospitalityServe communion at the service you regularly attendAnoint with healing oil at communion servicesServe as an usher in worship servicesServe as a greeter on Sunday morning

      Share your musical gifts in an ensembleTake a stewardship course to explore growing your ability to be financially generousTeach a stewardship courseServe in a leadership role on an Administrative CommitteeShare a special gifts or talent with the church
      Please list gift here (if applicable):

      Serve on the weekly Wednesday morning maintenance teamServe on a one day campus clean up teamUse my talents in the following area to improve our church campusServe on a one day/one time mission teamServe on a multiple day missions teamServe on the Missions Team planning for mission opportunities for the congregationHelp for a one day/one time task in the church officeServe on an assigned day and time each week in the church officeBe trained for an ongoing church office administrative taskServe on the sound teamServe on the worship logistics team (set-up, tear-down, decor)Volunteer in the nurseryVolunteer to assist with children's music groups and special events
      Please list talent here (if applicable):

      Serve in a local relief missions projectServe at local one day events as an advocate for justiceJoin the All Love Branch ministry team planning for ministries that bring justice and advocacy in a variety of areasServe as a teacher or assistant in children's Sunday SchoolServe on the team during Vacation Bible SchoolServe as a Youth Group counselor, providing weekly support of youth ministry activities over a year long commitmentProvide a meal in support of our youth ministries on a Sunday evening (approx. 30 people)Host a one-time summer youth event (ex. pool party, barbecue)Serve as a mentor for a youth confirmand

      Anything you wish to add? / Additional comments

      If you are unsure of the best place to serve, we encourage you to take our online spiritual gifts inventory that will give you a better idea of the places you are most suited for ministry. You can find the survey here: